Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
78 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
41 / 100
66 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Legal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2000
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1978
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